Nahikari Irastorza (PhD in Humanities, University of Deusto, Spain) is a senior researcher affiliated to the Malmö Institute for Studies of Migration, Diversity and Welfare, Malmö University. She is interested in different aspects of immigrant integration including immigrants’ participation in the labor market, ethnic relations, migration policies and their effects. Before moving to Sweden as a Willy Brandt research fellow (2016-2021), she held postdoctoral positions, including a Marie Curie, at Simon Fraser University, Canada and Malmö University. She is currently working on a H2020 project that analyses immigrant integration, as a community making process, in small and medium-size towns and rural areas (Whole-COMM, 2021-2023). Since January 2022, she is also joint editor-in-chief of the Nordic Journal of Migration Research.